Friday, April 7, 2017

Jar of Birthday Flowers - Stampin' Up! Jar of Love

  I'm super excited that it's Friday and not just for the regular reasons of the weekend starting but because tomorrow, hundreds of Stampin' Up! demonstrators will be here in Richmond to participate in Stampin' Up!'s On Stage demo event!  It's an exclusive demo-only event where we get to visit, stamp, see new products and get fired up for the upcoming new annual catalog.  Oh, and we get to take home some fun new products!  It's always a great time to be around others who are as excited about stamping as me!  If you're interested in learning more about becoming a demonstrator please reach out to me!

  I've gotten in a lot of stamping time during the past week and the challenges out there are really inspiring.  The current challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments was a really easy one to get started on.  They have the colors Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate this time which just happen to be the colors in the A Little Foxy DSP stack.

  I pulled the paper out and paired it up with Jar of Love.  That sweet little jar is too cute and adding some flowers sets it up as a great birthday card!

  The card base is Calypso Coral and then a layer of A Little Foxy DSP with the corners rounded.  I embossed a strip of Smoky Slate with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  I feel like I've neglected my embossing folders lately so it's felt nice to give this one a little love!

 Notice the little bit of Pool Party scallop edging?  I made that with the largest scalloped Layering Square framelit.  I cut the edge twice and then layered the strips under the Smoky Slate layer making sure to have the seam fall under where I was going to place the jar.  It's a fun little detail and easy to do with narrow pieces of scrap cardstock.

  The jar is stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out. The flowers are stamped off once in Calypso Coral and the centers stamped again in full strength.  A few are stamped right inside the jar and the rest are stamped and cut out along with 2 little leaf branches.  Some of the flowers are popped up with dimensionals.  I put a little Pool Party bakers twine bow in the flower cluster.

  I had a hard time finding a small happy birthday sentiment that would fit in the space where I wanted to put it.  I was hoping for one that was a bit more swirly but I settled on the one from Barnyard Babies because it fit the best.

  Get some stamping time in this weekend so you have those birthday cards ready to mail out on Monday!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Jar of Love, Barnyard Babies

Ink: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party

Paper: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP

Accessories: Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Everyday Jars framelits, Layering Squares framelits, Pool Party baker's twine (retired), dimensionals


  1. Great idea to put the flowers in the jar! I love your layout and how you used the colors in our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. This set is wonderful with these colors! I love the embossed strip and the scattered flowers, plus the little bakers twin bow. Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!


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